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  1. E.F. Benson

    E.F. Benson

    Edward Frederic Benson (1867–1940) was an English novelist, biographer, archaeologist and short-story writer, who wrote almost one hundred books in his lifetime. Mapp and Lucia is the third book in the Mapp and Lucia series.


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  2. Jussi Adler-Olsen
  3. M. Ageyev

    M. Ageyev

    M. Ageyev is the pseudonym of Mark Levi (1898–1973). Born in Moscow, Levi left Russia in the 1920s to live in Germany and Turkey, and ultimately settled in Armenia. He worked as a language teacher and a campaigner for the causes of anti-Fascist and Soviet literature, and is most famous for his novel A Romance with Cocaine.


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  4. Pedro Antonio de Alarcón

    Pedro Antonio de Alarcón

    Pedro Alarcón (1833–91) is one of Spain’s most prominent writers. He is chiefly remembered for his subtly ironic plots and quintessentially Spanish settings and characterisations.


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  5. Edoardo Albinati

    Edoardo Albinati

    Edoardo Albinati was born in Rome in 1956. The author of many novels and collections of poetry, he is regarded as one of the most original voices in contemporary Italian fiction. Since 1994, he has been teaching at Rebibbia prison in Rome. His best-known works include Maggio Selvaggio (Wild May) and 19.


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  6. Louisa May Alcott

    Louisa May Alcott

    American novelist Louisa May Alcott (1832–88) is best remembered for the perennially popular Little Women.  


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  7. Mildred Aldrich
  8. Dante Alighieri

    Dante Alighieri

    Dante Alighieri (1265–1321) is one of the greatest writers of all time. He wrote several important prose works on philosophy and literature, but it is for his poetry that he is chiefly remembered. At the forefront of an entirely new poetic style, Dante was one of the first to popularise Italian as a literary language, and his greatest works, New Life and The Divine Comedy, mark the high point of postclassical and pre-Renaissance literature.


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  9. Jacques-Pierre Amette

    Jacques-Pierre Amette

    Born in 1943, French novelist, playwright and literary critic, Jacques-Pierre Amette is the author of some twenty books. La Maîtresse de Brecht was awarded the 2003 Prix Goncourt. 


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  10. Edmondo De Amicis

    Edmondo De Amicis

    Italian poet, novelist, short-story and travel writer Edmondo De Amicis (1846–1908) is best remembered for his children’s story Cuore


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